FAA Steps Up Oversight of United Airlines

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In the wake of its own damning internal email to pilots to more or less shape up after several major safety events and near-misses, United Airlines has been under increased scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal has viewed a letter from the FAA sent to United’s […]

United Airlines, Avianca mull potential jet options for 757 fleet

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United Airlines is looking at the latest upgraded A321 model from Airbus as well as concepts being touted by Boeing as potential replacements for its Boeing 757 fleet, but does not see a purchase in the near future, a senior executive said on Tuesday. The airline industry is increasingly debating the future of a potentially […]

U.S. Airlines Escalate Battle Against Their Gulf Rivals

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Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines yesterday released evidence of what they call unfair subsidies given to their fastest-growing rivals, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. The documents detail what the Big Three say is more than $42 billion in financial support the three Gulf airlines have received from their governments since 2004. […]

United Airlines Warns Pilots After Review Shows Mistakes in Cockpit

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United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger. A review of United flight operations data, which details safety incidents involving United pilots and aircraft, prompted the warning, according to an airline official. The safety memo was sent to United Airlines pilots on […]

Analyst Lauds Benefits of Potential United 777-300ER Deal

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As United Airlines reportedly nears a deal to switch 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners into an order of 777-300ERs, as reported by Bloomberg, an industry analyst offers insight into why the United 777-300ER deal is a win-win for the airline and the manufacturer. “While we generally do not discuss specifics about our future fleet plans, we […]

United Airlines Preparing to Order 10 Boeing 777 Airplanes

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United Airlines is preparing to place an order for 10 Boeing 777 large twin-engine jetliners to replace older aircraft plying its longest routes, said people familiar with its plans. The Boeing 777-300ERs would be the first of that variant bought by United, the world’s second-largest carrier, said three of the people, who aren’t authorized to […]

United and American were targets of attempt to steal customers’ miles

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Thieves with stolen usernames and passwords have broken into customer accounts at American and United airlines and in some cases booked free trips or upgrades. The airlines say the incidents happened in late December. American began notifying affected customers by email on Monday, a spokeswoman said. Some travel websites are fighting this type of fraud […]

Flying to Cuba — How Long Will It Take U.S. Airlines to Rev Up Flights?

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The renewal of diplomatic ties to Cuba has unleashed a surge of interest from U.S. travelers. But there’s still one problem: How to get there? Despite all the buzz generated by President Obama’s recent call for detente with the island nation, the question of when a flight to Havana can be as easily booked as […]